At least 60 dead in bomb carnage at Kabul Airport – BBC News

It was a scene of carnage in Afghanistan, after twin explosions near Kabul Airport, killed at least 60 people and injured dozens more.
 
 The first blast is thought to have been the work of a suicide bomber, passing among the crowds gathered for more than a week at one of the airport’s main gates, to try to get flights out of the country.

The second was at a nearby hotel. Along with Afghan civilians, 12 US military personnel were killed
 
There had been warnings in recent days that an offshoot of the Islamic State group in the region was planning an attack and ISIS-K has claimed it was behind the bombings.

The Pentagon says evacuation flights will continue, despite the threat of more attacks.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Lyse Doucet and Secunder Kermani in Kabul, Aleem Maqbool in Washington and security correspondent Frank Gardner.

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